Power is great, I’ve got 2 br800. They were both great for a couple years until they both have had some running problems. They are both repaired at this point, but they have not been bulletproof like the 700s we have had for many years.
Try the 9010 on and swing that tube around a bit, then try on the 800 and do the same. The 9010 is definitely more powerful as far as blowing force, but it is rarely needed and it also tends to scatter the debris out ahead of you enough that you sometimes have to chase it around. Not so with the 800. Like I said, after the HH and even the 600, the 800 will fill like a real hoss.
Prettyy much blow off all debris and clipping grasses after mowing etc, so I should look at 600 then? I will be using it everyday, I have 3 properties, Dentist and Law office that I do twice a week, big parking lot etc
You can use the 800 for the same purpose and have a machine that will do all you need in the leaves. You already have a 600, so get the 800 and have all your bases covered. I haven't seen where you mentioned how many, or if you even do leaf clean-ups. If you don't, or only do a small amount, get another 600.
Good for you. You are only hear to argue as always. If I had said the 9010, you'd have said get something else. We all know how you are. We all know you do tiny props and what yu do doesn't apply to most others here. Seems like you are trying to make up for another shortcoming......................
You aren't helping him by recommending what you like. The only real help is recommending what would be best for him in his situation, and that isn't ever what you do.
Unrelated to performance but my dealer who sells allot of both Stihl and Echo says he sees significantly more 800’s coming back for repair. This is likely due to the valve adjustments. A true 2 stroke is a simpler engine and on average should be less prone to issues if the carb is adjusted correctly.
I have had issues with an 8010 and 810 where they would not run in excessively hot weather that required some tinkering to correct. Otherwise, several years in and countless hrs on the 8010’s no issues.